The post-Covid high street

New Zealand has fared well globally in the fight against Covid-19, but it has not been without cost. It is only now the smoke is clearing enough to see...

SPONSORED: MyHealth1st launches managed advertising services

The COVID-19 pandemic has, to put it mildly, made things hard for businesses across New Zealand. Even with lockdown restrictions being eased and the world...

Shock and emotion: the parental perspective of eye disease

A recent Australian survey has found many parents are shocked to learn their children have vision problems and struggle with a range of issues and emotions...

Worrying results from Welcome to School study

Uncorrected refractive errors account for up to 96% of visual impairment in school-aged children and are associated with amblyopia and strabismus development,...

Cornea research update

CXL-assisted infection reduction: a randomised clinical trial evaluating the effect of adjuvant CXL on outcomes in fungal keratitis

Residual refractive error after cataract surgery

Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed operation globally, with over 30,000 performed per annum in New Zealand. The surgery has transformed into...

Chalkeyes presents… Confidence clobbers clever… every time!

I once heard the most successful optometrist I have ever worked alongside tell a patient, “No, I will not fit my lenses into that piece of rubbish!” It...

Case study: Steroids and strimmers

Eye injuries from line trimmers (also known as strimmers, weed eaters, weed whackers and brush cutters) result from high velocity foreign body impact,...

2020: Year of the orthokeratologist

I have been offering ortho-k to patients for about a decade and I am still impressed by what this modality has to give.

What lies in store? A new practice design reality

Over the past month and a half, the unfolding pandemic has presented optometry with many new challenges which may alter the way we interact with patients...

When marketing and a crisis don’t mix!

Before eyewear, I worked in PR and marketing for the fashion sector, so I understand how essential it is for businesses to broadcast the right messages...

Style eyes: Adapting to a new world of business

At the beginning of the year 2020, the optical industry was feeling good. ‘2020’ seemed to be a positive omen for us and we were in full swing, looking...

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